who knows if it is temporary they have also banned youtube flikr and (some ppl say wikipedia too but i can visit it)
i think its banned in saudi arabia u.a.e and some other countries
and i understand that they should not have done this it will have no effect
What to Do then?
Now what to do in this situation? Given that our Government’s impression is not very well in western world. I doubt our president is taken any serious in White House, I also doubt that our Foreign Minister is given more respect than just a mayor in US. (Sorry guys don’t want to hurt you but let’s face the fact).
There is no question that Facebook or other web companies are discriminatory, as it’s pretty clear from their deeds and previous track record, but assuming above mentioned circumstances, what are options left for us? Block the whole internet?
NO: Why? Because it’s not going to impact these web giants.
Diplomatic role: Whatever the repute our government has, it must deliver the message to the right ears and tell them that “look; this is something we can’t tolerate. Okay fine, we are under the load of your favors but this is enough. We can’t compromise over this. Ask your CIA or whatever to stop all this – right now!”
Media, guys you are lame here. You bring on all sorts of experts on whatever topic you discuss (be it politics, law, international affairs etc), but what happened here? Why you guys are not highlighting the issue? You think it’s not worthy? Come’on whole web 2.0 is down in this country, and you are giving 2 minutes out of 60 in one hour?
Our Own Web Solution
Along with above two points, our talent must gear up now (maybe backed by government) to get us web luxury of our own. This is a lesson for us that we will suffer if we will keep relying on western technology. Let’s say it will take 5 years to get a Facebook replica of our own, but start it today as time is ticking.
This incident teaches us of actions, wise ones.
lol !!! @ sarah
no, its not banned here.. and thank God for that.
if all the Muslim countries ban it .. the "reason" would be more popular than it is right now .. i dont think we should be advertising them in such a manner right?
all the people blaming facebook need to realise that they are not only limited to facebook. what all are you going to ban and boycott? .. we would be being troll-feed in that case.
From my understanding in order to use the phone period you need to have a data service, so most likely you will have to have some sort of data plan which include internet.
Now it seems that they only offer the following plans which are listed as required service, they quickly took away that 19.99 plan.
Sidekick Unlimited Web
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*$24.99 per month
Sidekick Unlimited Web + Unlimited Messages
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*$34.99 per month
It most likely happened because you sent out a lot of friend requests in a short period of time, and a high percentage of people either ignored your request or reported you because they don't know you.
b/c the rival of the current president ahmadinejad, (Mousavi) has managed to use internet to reach out to the youth,
Well, in some countries freedom of internet surfing is limited, throughout the world. It's highly for political reasons.
NB: in Iran they do not use the term 'Mullah'. It is used in Afghanistan.
'Ayatulah' is a common title for a high authority in Shia Islam, not in Sunna, which recognizes no authorities in religion.
They want to stifle debate and would prefer their puppet to get re-elected. These religious nutjobs are running the country and we are supposed to believe that Iran is a modern country. A modern country with a primitive leadership is not a modern country.
Facebook is probably the most secure social networking site out there, so I don't think there's any way you'll be getting into someone's private profile other than just adding them as a friend.
Of course you can always make another profile and add them on that one, I guess.
Anyways, good luck! :)
unfortunately, I haven't been able to view any of the profiles that i have stalked on facebook either. Facebook's default is to set profile to private automatically for the users privacy, unlike myspace where we have to go in and set it to private ourselves.
If your friends profile says they commented on so and so's status or pics, you can click on it and see it.